Apple’s 45th anniversary was on April 1 however the firm isn’t a lot into celebrating such events. They didn’t do something main publicly, although there was a tweet from CEO Tim Cook dinner (who additionally despatched a message to Apple staff).
Right here at Macworld, we took the chance to look again at Apple’s product historical past and decide our best and worst merchandise from the corporate. And naturally, our pricey readers had their very own ideas on these lists, agreeing with a few of our decisions, but additionally desperate to level out the place we went flawed. So here’s a compilation of a few of the responses we acquired on Twitter and Fb.
Sock it to us
We, um, actually weren’t anticipating all of the love readers have for the iPod Socks. The checklist did put up on April Idiot’s day, so possibly the joke was on us? I nonetheless keep in mind the day Steve Jobs launched the iPod Socks at an occasion in 2004, when, sandwiched between media members, we checked out one another, befuddled.
Excessive reward for the Hello-Fi
We included the iPod Hello-Fi on our worst checklist, and plenty of of you have been prepared to return to its protection. Sure, the iPod Hello-Fi produced good sound (which I didn’t truly say within the checklist writeup), however I did level out that it didn’t sound nearly as good as a few of its opponents. (And @delabaviere, I do have the iPad Hello-Fi. The image within the article is of my very personal.)
What da puck?
Longtime Apple customers are in virtually unanimous settlement that the Apple USB Mouse—a.okay.a the hockey puck mouse—is a nasty product. I stated virtually.
Some thought the Magic Mouse deserved to be on the checklist.
Oh yeah, that was good
Our checklist of Apple’s greatest merchandise didn’t garner as many responses are our worst checklist. Which, figuring out how human nature works, was in all probability to be anticipated. However these of you who did reply had some nice feedback.
Hey Macworld, who requested you anyway?
Okay, so possibly there are higher methods to rejoice Apple’s 45th anniversary. Level taken. We’ve acquired a while to work on one thing actually good for the 50th anniversary. Within the meantime, these phrases from @alextsayun are ones we’ll have in mind.
Roman has lined know-how for the reason that early 1990s. His profession began at MacUser, and he is labored for MacAddict, Mac|Life, and TechTV.